Concept Life Sciences is a knowledge based, science led business focused on delivering the expertise and capabilities our clients demand. We work in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, food, environmental, agrochemical, petrochemical, chemical and consumer products sectors.

Our business is home to scientists with in-depth experience in their fields, who are enthusiastic about taking on challenges. We employ problem-solvers with a proven track record in the life sciences, laboratory based analytical testing and specialist consulting.

That is why our clients, large and small, trust us to deliver a range of high quality services that can often be tailored to a specific requirement. Our food and environmental business is well resourced and led by experienced individuals with the market knowledge and expertise to deliver high quality consultancy and analytical services.


Segmenting our business delivers focus. It allows us to offer dedicated services to clients working on drug discovery and development programmes, as well as those developing agrochemicals, performance chemicals and consumer products. From providing on-going support across several functional areas to working on a specific section of a programme or providing consultancy services, we are ready to collaborate from first concept through to the clinic door. Our strengths as a CRO are our people, our energy and our creativity. Over 70% of our team are PhD scientists who are problem solvers and great communicators.


With our highly experienced team and modern laboratory facilities, we have the expertise and resources to provide high quality chemical analysis, testing and consultancy services to clients in the food, development, property, infrastructure, regeneration, energy/waste and industrial sectors.

From routine testing, through specialist analysis, to developing new methodologies to deliver scientific solutions, our flexibility means we can support our clients whatever the requirement. This includes providing advice and guidance on a range of environmental issues through our team of consultants. Our focus is always on technical excellence. We store test results and report online in our bespoke Laboratory Information System. This gives you secure, quick and easy access to results as soon as the information is available.

Our consultancy service operates from multiple locations throughout the UK. We advise on all manner of environmental issues from planning related matters and development needs through to property management and compliance with environmental regulation. Use our expertise to find solutions and help mitigate potential problems.

Delivering Science

Our life sciences team includes many published PhD level scientists who are acknowledged experts in their particular field within the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, chemical, petrochemical, agrochemical and consumer products industries.

Together we are a business that employs over 600 people working out of 24 locations spread across the UK. Our specialist laboratory facilities have been developed to meet the needs of our clients and we are constantly adding to our techniques, as client demands require. We also operate large volume laboratory testing facilities that provide a highly responsive local service.


With our range of services to support drug discovery and development from first concept to the clinic door, we specialise in delivering difficult projects to challenging timelines.
We have the resources to deliver a range of state-of-the-art analytical techniques to support our clients’ increasingly stringent quality and food safety standards.
Our expertise in synthetic chemistry, mechanistic toxicology and in vitro dermal absorption plays a key role in supporting the development of new products for the personal care and cosmetic markets.
We provide chemical design & synthesis, scale up, exploratory toxicology, investigative toxicology, in vitro dermal absorption and analytical services to the agrochemical industry.
We have laboratory resources to test water, soil, air and waste products for contaminants and evaluate their impact on occupational health and the environment.
Our expertise in synthetic chemistry, mechanistic toxicology and metabolism and absorption is used by the specialty and petrochemical industries as well as emerging hi-tech industries such as printable electronics, diagnostics and nanotechnology.
Our team of expert consultants provide advice and guidance on the many different challenges our clients face managing the built and natural environment.

Latest News

Concept Life Sciences Groups expands its services to the US

13.06.16 News

The Concept Life Sciences Group, a group created following the acquisition of Peakdale Molecular Limited, Scientific Analysis Laboratories Limited and Resource & Environmental Consultants Limited, has launched its services in the US. The integrated group, which further expanded following the acquisition of CXR Biosciences and Agenda1 Analytical Services in 2015, offers a comprehensive range of […]

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Concept Life Sciences Group Event Success: Early Safety and Enhancing the Discovery Process Spotlight, London, UK

04.05.16 News

Peakdale Molecular and CXR Biosciences (members of the Concept Life Sciences Group) brought together a number of eminent speakers recently as part of their Spotlight Session series. The event, which was held at the Kohn Centre at the Royal Society in London focussed on current challenges in integrating safety testing into early drug, agrochemical and […]


Concept Life Sciences Group offers unrivalled expertise as a strategic partner

25.04.16 News

Under two years ago the Concept Life Sciences Group was created following the acquisition of Peakdale Molecular Limited, Scientific Analysis Laboratories Limited and Resource & Environmental Consultants Limited. Following two further acquisitions during 2015 (CXR Biosciences and Agenda1) Concept Life Sciences is now an integrated group offering a comprehensive range of services to clients in […]

Concept Life Sciences Strengthens Senior Management Team

04.03.16 News

Knowledge based, science led business, Concept Life Sciences, has further strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of three executives. Dave Watson has been appointed Managing Director of Scientific Analysis Laboratories (part of the Concept Life Sciences Group); Sarah Taylor as Group HR Director; and, David Wood (co-founder of Scientific Analysis Laboratories) has been […]


Peakdale Molecular reinforces its commitment to science and extends its Discovery Park lease by a further decade

01.03.16 News

Peakdale Molecular, a UK-based provider of drug discovery services to the pharmaceutical and biotech industries has extended its Discovery Park lease for a further ten years.



08.02.16 News

We are pleased to announce the launch of a brand new service, Refused Derived Fuel (RDF) and Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) to add to our collection of specialist accredited analytical services.


CXR Biosciences wins overall Business of the Year, Science and Technology Business of the Year and Growth Business of the Year at The Courier Business Awards

30.11.15 News

An outstanding year for CXR Biosciences was recognised with a triple win at the 2015 Courier Business Awards, including becoming the third winner of the coveted Business of the Year prize at the glittering Courier Business Awards ceremony at the Fairmont St Andrews.


Resource and Environmental Consultants Ltd steps up a gear and opens 14th office

12.11.15 News

We’re pleased to announce that REC has opened a new office for the East Midlands bringing our total of locations throughout the UK and Ireland to 14. Our multi-disciplinary environmental consultancy has secured office space at Alconbury-Weald; a Cambridgeshire based project that is transforming a 1420 acre largely brownfield and gated site into a unique […]

Recruiting Talent

12.10.15 News

Agenda1 has very much enjoyed the recent process of recruiting to its first Graduate Recruitment Programme. Historically, vacancies at Agenda1 have been filled in the traditional way; that is, by candidates who have already been in work and who are able to demonstrate competence for the job required.  However, as the company continues to evolve […]

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